Friday, August 20, 2010

Wyoming Scenery

There's much more to Yellowstone and Grand Teton than the Teton Range and thermals like Old Faithful. Striking scenery was practically everywhere you looked.

Dead trees reflect in a pool on the Fountain Paint Pot Nature Trail.

West Thumb on Yellowstone Lake.

The Upper Falls of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

The Lower Falls of the canyon. In my opinion, the most spectacular sight in either park.

Looking down the Yellowstone River Canyon from Artist Point.

Tower Falls.

Lamar Valley.

Possibly the coolest name for a mountain ever -- The Thunderer.

An interesting rock formation across the Yellowstone River canyon near Tower Falls. Note the two layers that look like rows of books on a shelf.

More of the Yellowstone River Canyon.

Twin rainbows by Mammoth Hot Springs.

Our float guide on the Snake River told us that the river eats away at the rocky soil of the banks, causing trees near the shoreline to topple in. This one may already be in the river by now.

A view to the northeast from the summit of Signal Mountain.

It's a cliche, but the photos just don't the views justice. Truly evidence of God's handiwork, unless you really prefer believing that Creation was just a big cosmic accident.

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